Indian cricket team creates history down under

Win series 2-1 to create a record after 71 years of wait.
Cheteshwar Pujara declares Man of the Series.

India have registered their first Test series victory in Australia, but will have to be satisfied with a scoreline of 2-1 after the fifth day of the fourth and final test was completely washed out in Sydney on Monday. Only 25.2 overs were possible on the previous day, and with not a single delivery bowled on day five, India didn’t get ample time to wrap up Australia’s second innings.

The victory meant Virat Kohli became the first Indian as well as the first Asian captain to win a Test series Down Under. Kohli now has four Test series wins away from home. It is the first time India have managed the feat since they began touring Australia in 1947-48.

Coming into this match on the back of two impressive victories in Adelaide and Melbourne, India rode on solid knocks from Cheteshwar Pujara (193), Rishabh Pant (159*), Ravindra Jadeja (81) and Mayank Agarwal (77) to post a mammoth first innings score of 622 for 7.

Pujara (521 runs) ended the series as the highest run-getter and was named the player of the series, while with 21 wickets to his name, Bumrah was leading wicket-taker alongside Nathan Lyon.

India will now play three ODIs against Australia, starting Saturday in Sydney, before flying to New Zealand for the limited-overs series.